Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is showcasing its expanded portfolio of business-critical voice and data services at Gulfcomms 2012. The company will also be previewing the major new possibilities that will be enabled by its next generation of satellites and services that will be launched in 2013 and fully commercially available in 2014.
Delivered via the world's most reliable, global satellite communications network, Inmarsat's comprehensive current offerings include voice, broadband and M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity for a broad range of sectors, underpinned by 99.9% network availability.
Gulfcomms 2012 will see Inmarsat showcasing its product roadmap, including the new Alphasat I-XL  satellite which will enhance the company’s L-band service capabilities across the Middle East and Africa, providing even faster streaming performance and greater capacity. In addition, Inmarsat will be introducing a new, higher BGAN streaming rate service, which becomes available in 2013.
This step change in our L-band portfolio is a precursor to the major additional capabilities that will be enabled by the future Ka-band services, which will be introduced through Global Xpress, Inmarsat's ‘game-changing’ network. The service will be available in the EMEA region from end of 2013 with Global Xpress becoming fully available on a global basis by the close of 2014. The company will deliver the world’s first truly global Ka-band network for fixed and mobile communications services. Its unprecedented bandwidth and speed will provide new, market-defining standards for applications such as enterprise IP, VPNs, rural cellular backhaul and newsgathering.
"The Middle East and Africa are exceptionally important markets for Inmarsat," said Drew Brandy, Vice President, Industry, Inmarsat. "The major expansion of our portfolio is enabling us to penetrate new markets, from banking and finance to environmental monitoring, while also significantly enhancing our offering to more mature markets, such as media, oil & gas and aid.”
On stand, Inmarsat will be showcasing its broad portfolio of voice and data services together with a wide variety of portable, fixed and vehicular terminals. The company will be conducting daily presentations focusing on its expanded portfolio and the markets they serve, together with an overview of the product and service roadmap from now until the launch of Global Xpress, showing how our current and future L-band services will be complemented by our future Ka-band services.
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